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Executive board is one of the main administrative bodies of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova praised Sri Lanka’s commitment to harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation (STI)

Education is the most lasting foundation for dialogue, reconciliation and peace, and teachers are its champions, affirmed the Director-General Irina Bokova,

UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Honourable Mangala Samaraweera and Ms Suganthie Kadirgamar at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations in Colombo


Accompanied by the Minister of Education, the Honourable Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Chairperson of the National Commission for UNESCO,

Education is the most lasting foundation for dialogue, reconciliation and peace, and teachers are its champions, affirmed the Director-General Irina Bokova,

Director-General Irina Bokova pledged UNESCO’s full support to accompany Sri Lanka in its journey towards reconciliation and development

UNESCO Participation Programme Proposal submissions are now open for the period of 2016-2017.

You can contribute to this fund by buying a flag for a nominal free of Rs. 10/.

Sri Lankan National Invention Exhibition “Sahasak Nimavum” is organized by Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) annually to identify the best Inventions of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with the Ministry of Education

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Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU) is the government arm of implementing UNESCO Agenda in Sri Lanka. This Commission established on 14th November 1949, comes under the Ministry of Education. There are 35 members in the General Assembly, including representatives of relevant ministries and national bodies concerned with UNESCO’s fields of competence.